Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, claims she’s gone on a social media campaign to trash him and wants her to answer for it in a deposition, according to court documents obtained by Page Six on Friday.
The former conservator’s attorney, Alex Weingarten, writes in the June 16 filing that the pop icon, 40, “continues to make public social media posts containing incendiary allegations of various factual matters,” and therefore should be forced to sit down for a deposition herself.
Weingarten adds that he would also like to depose Britney over statements her attorney, Matthew Rosengart, has made in public court filings and her own words in her June 23, 2021 and July 14, 2021 testimonies.
However, Rosengart told Page Six Friday that Jamie, 69, “impugned” his character “long ago.”
“Mr. Spears, who was ignominiously suspended by the Court in September, continues to disgrace himself, especially through this most-recent foolish and ill-advised filing, which is riddled with errors and falsehoods, as he himself knows,” the former federal prosecutor said.
“In addition to trying to bully his own daughter, he is now pathetically reduced to trying to intimidate her, while abusing the legal process and running and hiding from his own deposition. Anyone else would be ashamed by these tactics, but he and his representatives are truly shameless. In terms of ‘impugning his character,’ Mr. Spears did that to himself long ago.”
Both sides have been unable to successfully schedule a deposition, claiming that the other party is dodging their respective requests.
In May, Rosengart claimed in court documents obtained by Page Six that Jamie was “running and hiding from his deposition and accounting for his misconduct — under oath — as required by law.”
However, in Weingarten’s latest filing, he provides a copy of an email sent on Jan. 26, 2022, in which the attorney told Rosengart’s firm that Jamie would agree to be deposed if they could settle on a date to depose Britney that same week.
“Ideally, we would agree to conduct these depositions in early March, with them either occurring on consecutive days or at least the same week,” he added.
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